San Antonio River Walk
Built in 1939, the San Antonio River Walk stretches through San Antonio along the appropriately named San Antonio River. The River Walk is the premier and famed entertainment district of San Antonio. From shopping to historic landmarks, the San Antonio River Walk contains something for everyone. While not an official historic site like the Alamo, the San Antonio River Walk encompasses shops and bars that set up shop 10, 15, and even 50 years ago, almost making them historic locations. It's great place to sightsee during the day and get your groove on at night.
San Fernando Cathedral
Over two centuries old, the San Fernando Cathedral was built in 1738 and still serves the people of San Antonio as the Diocese of San Antonio. Time and weather caused some damage to the historic building, but renovations restored and stabilized, returning the building to its former glory. In its history the San Fernando Cathedral witnessed and hosted events central to the history of city. According to Visit San Antonio.com, "Texas hero James Bowie married Ursula de Veramendi in its sanctuary, and Mexican General Santa Anna used the church as a lookout." Fifteen families from the Canary Islands founded the church in 1971. Over 5,000 people attend mass each week. In a single year, the church hosts over 900 baptisms, 100 weddings and 100 funerals.
San Fernando Cathedral
115 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205
Alamo Plaza Historic District
Alamo Plaza Historic District is a section of the city around Alamo Plaza Street recorded in the registry of historic places since 1977. Located within the Alamo Plaza Historic District is the Alamo. The Alamo is listed individually as a United States Historic Landmark. The Alamo Plaza Historic District resides within the quadrant made by South Broadway, Commerce, Bonham and Travis Streets. The primary purpose of the historic district is and was commerce and trade. The main architectural style is late Victorian with buildings composed of brick, limestone, metal, stucco, and concrete. Across from the Alamo, resides a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, which became individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2000. The building originally opened in 1937. The Alamo Plaza Historic District houses several buildings like the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse---some recognized and others not as landmarks. However, the entire Alamo Plaza Historic District is a landmark and reminder of San Antonio's of past.